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Rice Planters Amateur Golf Championship
June 21 - 24 2017
Mount Pleasant, SC

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Snee Farm Country Club
1200 Club Dr
Mount Pleasant, SC  29464-9508
phone: (843) 884-2600
url: www.sneefarmcc.com

Tournament Overview

The Rice Planters Amateur was the inspiration of amateur golfer, Dick Horne. During his first Porter Cup at the Niagara Falls Country Club in 1973, Horne befriended the tournament's chairman Dick Harvey. Harvey encouraged a receptive Horne to develop his own southern tournament and, consequently, along with other Porter Cup officials, shared enough useful information to get Horne started in the South. The Rice Planters quickly grew to become one of the top amateur events in the country.

FORMAT AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Like the Porter Cup, the Rice Planters is played over 72 holes of stroke play. While entries are by invitation only, the tournament typically holds a 90-player qualifier for the final five spots in the field.

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Place  PtsScores
1FLPhilip KnowlesBradenton, FL50070-72-67-69=278
T2SCWill MilesHilton Head, SC30071-72-69-69=281
T2OHWill GrimmerCincinnati, OH30073-69-70-69=281
T2WIEddie WajdaBrookfield, WI30072-68-70-71=281
T2NCChad CoxCharlotte, NC30071-74-64-72=281
T6NCWilliam RaineyCharlotte, NC15074-69-71-68=282
T6PhilippinesLloyd Jefferson GoPhilippines15073-70-70-69=282
8New ZealandJames AnstissNew Zealand15072-70-69-72=283
T9NYArthur GriffinLake Placid, NY15070-73-71-70=284
T9VAJoey LaneGreat Falls, VA15076-69-69-70=284
T9OHTripp FrenchDayton, OH15073-66-71-74=284
12VAMark LawrenceHenrico, VA10077-67-71-70=285
T13NERylee ReinertsonGibbon, NE10070-76-71-69=286
T13ParaguayJames YoonParaguay10069-77-71-69=286
T13SCTrace CroweBluffton, SC10077-69-69-71=286
T13SCKeenan HuskeyGreenville, SC10069-72-73-72=286
T13FLJames LeadbetterBradenton, FL10075-73-66-72=286
T18NCSeth GandyHuntersville, NC5073-73-69-73=288
T18South AfricaGregory RoystonSouth Africa5074-71-68-75=288
T20ILJordan HahnSpring Grove, IL5071-72-75-71=289
T20FLEven GfellerWinter Garden, FL5071-74-73-71=289
T20FLDillon BoardJacksonville, FL5075-70-72-72=289
T20NJThomas LamorteDemarest, NJ5076-71-69-73=289
T20OHJoo-young LeeHillard, OH5073-72-69-75=289

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The Rice Planters Amateur Golf Tournament was the inspiration of amateur golfer, Dick Horne. During his first Porter Cup at the Niagara Falls Country Club in 1973, Horne befriended cup chairman Dick Harvey. Harvey encouraged a receptive Horne to develop his own southern tournament and, consequently, along with other Porter Cup officials, shared enough useful information to get Horne started in the South.

That same year Horne, Tournament Chairman Ernie Chandler and other supporters organized the first Rice Planters Invitational Golf Tournament at Snee Farm Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Horne, already equipped with the Porter Cup mailing list, set out to do some local recruiting. "It's the most enjoyable thing I've ever done," said Horne. His pioneering efforts found him in downtown Charleston diligently distributing flyers to anyone who wanted to play golf.

The inaugural field of 51 players was mostly comprised of Snee Farm Country Club(SFCC) Members and other local golf enthusiasts. However, the top three players were from out of town. Dave Canipe, a 20-year-old University of Georgia Junior, won with an 8-over par 296. Bill Harvey, the 42-year-old veteran from North Carolina, (no relation to Dick Harvey) placed second with a 12-over 300. Bill Lewis from Florence placed third, narrowly beating Mt. Pleasant's Dick Horne.

In 1974, Bill Harvey emerged as the winner of the second annual Rice Planters by edging the home course favorite, Dick Horne, during a sudden death playoff. Friends Harvey and Horne had an amazing display of ‘I don't want it, you take it.’ The rest of the field of one hundred players still had a predominantly local flavor.

By the third year the Rice Planters proceeded to change. The focus became amateur status, and the tournament began attracting more prominent players. Andy Bean, an All-America from the University of Florida’s outstanding golf team, agreed to attend if his requests were met: availability of housing, a vehicle, and permission to bring a fellow Floridian golfer. Horne, happy to extend some southern hospitality, especially to top players and their golfing companions, willingly complied with Bean’s requests. Bean became the tournament favorite, shot a 70 his first time on the course, and subsequently captured the 1975 Rice Planters Amateur Championship title.

Throughout the 29 years, an illustrious group of golfers have made the Rice Planters Amateur part of their rite of passage. Tom Lehman, Davis Love III, Andy Bean, Stewart Cink, Scott Verplank, Duffy Waldorf, Brian Watts, Scott Hoch, Hal Sutton, Jeff Sluman, Steve Jones, Mark O’Meara, Brian Gay and others have all competed at the Rice Planters.

Stewart Cink (1993) holds the course record of 63; Allen Doyle (1994) and Bert Atkinson (1997) share the tournament record of 273, 15-under par. We are proud of the quality of players who have been contenders at our course and added so much to the success of the tournament.

The Rice Planters Amateur Golf Tournament Celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2002.

The Above is an exerpt from the Rice Planters Amateur Golf Tournament website. For more information about this prestigious event, history and its organizers, please visit their web site at: http://www.sneefarmcc.com/rpa

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